Book Club Brunch

Sign up to host a Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Book Club Brunch!


One of my favorite—if not my absolute favorite—Christmas movies is It’s a Wonderful Life. Aside from Jimmy Stewart, one of the reasons I love that movie is because of the reminder of miracles woven into its story. The Christmas season is all about miracles (the ultimate one being the virgin Mary giving birth to the reason of the season, Jesus). I wrote about Christmas miracles in my new book, Christmas at Rose Hill Farm: An Amish Love Story.

Bess Riehl is preparing Rose Hill Farm for her Christmas wedding, but her groom isn’t who she thought it would be. Billy Lapp is far away from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge, his family, or Bess. And that suits Bess just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word, without any explanation? It’s time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes to Amos Lapp, Billy’s cousin and best friend. But as Bess and Amos’s wedding day draws near, her emotions tangle into a tight knot. She loves Amos. Yet she can’t forget Billy.

When a “lost” rose is discovered at Rose Hill Farm, Billy is sent to track down its origins. Get in, identify the rose, and get out. That’s his plan. The only catch is that he’s having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the lost rose, and he can’t get those tropical blue eyes of Bess Riehl out of his mind.

As the history of the lost rose is pieced together, it reminds Bess and Billy—and Amos, too—that Christmas truly is the season of miracles.

PrintThis fall I’m inviting 100 book clubs to throw a Christmas Brunch Book Club! Of course, as much as I wish I could attend all 100 of these parties, I can’t, so I’m counting on you to invite your friends, enjoy some festive food and fellowship, do some good in the community, and share Christmas at Rose Hill Farm!

If you’re selected as one of the 100 hosts, you’ll receive a party kit with everything you’ll need for the brunch. Each host will receive a copy of the book plus two other Revell titles (give them away as party prizes or door prizes or keep them for yourself), recipes, discussion questions, a personal, recorded video message for your group, and a suggested outline for the brunch. Plus, there will also be a discount code to purchase copies of Christmas at Rose Hill Farm for your book club at a discount.

As a host, I’d love for you to collect non-perishable items from your guests the day of your party for a local community shelter of your choice. If your brunch can collect 50 non-perishable items on the day of your brunch, I’ll donate $10 for every brunch who meets this goal. I’ll be giving the money to one of my favorite local charities: Shepard’s Gate (a local shelter for abused women and children).

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